Our mission is to protect and improve Narragansett Bay.

Our vision is a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all.

Save The Bay is an independent, member-supported, nonprofit organization. We got our start as a grassroots organization in 1970, when a small group of concerned citizens came together to fight an oil refinery proposed for the shores of Tiverton. Their work began our legacy as the eyes, ears and voice for Narragansett Bay. Today we carry out our mission through three areas of work: advocacy, education, and habitat restoration and adaptation.

Latest News & Stories

Job Opening: Director of Advocacy

Monday, January 29, 2024

The Director of Advocacy is responsible for the development and management of Save The Bay’s advocacy priorities; environmental policy initiatives and campaigns; legislative agenda; as well as supervision of the organization’s Policy Team, which includes both the Waterkeeper and Habitat Restoration programs.

The Director of Advocacy is responsible for the development and management of Save The Bay’s advocacy priorities; environmental policy initiatives and campaigns; legislative agenda; as well as supervision of the... ...Read More

Litter report suggests plastic pieces have exceeded cigarette butts on Bay shores

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

For the first time in the history of Rhode Island’s participation in the International Coastal Cleanup program, cigarette butts were not the item most collected by volunteer cleanup participants.

For the first time in the history of Rhode Island’s participation in the International Coastal Cleanup program, cigarette butts were not the item most collected by volunteer cleanup participants. ...Read More

Plastic Particles vs Cigarette Butts

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Plastic Particles vs Cigarette Butts For the first time in the history of ICC in RI, cigarette butts were NOT the number one item picked up in 2023 by July Lewis, Volunteer & Internship Manager What trash item has pulled ahead of the pack? Plastic/foam pieces – those unidentifiable, pulverized bits of plastic you see … Read More

Plastic Particles vs Cigarette Butts For the first time in the history of ICC in RI, cigarette butts were NOT the number one item picked up in 2023 by July... ...Read More

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Our 2024 Legislative Priorities

Thursday, January 11, 2024

We are excited to work with legislators and other state leaders several initiatives, including our 2024 legislative priorities: CRMC reform, addressing plastics pollution, and advocating for environmental agency funding and a Green Bond.

We are excited to work with legislators and other state leaders several initiatives, including our 2024 legislative priorities: CRMC reform, addressing plastics pollution, and advocating for environmental agency funding and... ...Read More

What You Can Do Today To Help Narragansett Bay

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Help Save The Bay remove trash left on beaches and shorelines all over the state. Beach cleanups are a great activity for clubs, corporate teams, families and individuals.

Sign up for a Cleanup
Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Learn and practice our lawncare and lifestyle tips to save you time and money, and save the Bay. Every small action by many people can make a big difference.

Visit Our Bay-Friendly Tips Page
Support Environmental Legislation

Support Environmental Legislation

Stand with Save The Bay in supporting a statewide ban on single-use plastics and legislation to establish the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund.

Learn More and Take Action